Valley VOTE Meeting

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Galpin Ford – 2nd Floor Meeting Room
15555 Roscoe Blvd.
North Hills, CA 91343

Free parking in the Galpin Lot on the West side of  Orion.

Please do not   park in the customer parking areas.

 6:30pm     Networking

6:50pm     Introductions – Flag Salute

  7:10pm  Valley VOTE Committees – 5 minutes each, limited questions

Vic Viereck                Rent control

Ralph Kroy                Sunshine Canyon

Ernie Hilger                Veterans

Denny Schneider        LAX


7:30pm                                                    Dennis Zine

Dennis Zine was first elected to public office in 1997 to represent Valley interests on the elected Charter Reform Commission where he served as Vice Chairman. Zine was elected in 2001 to represent the Third District, a large part of the San Fernando Valley in Northeastern Los Angeles. He was reelected in 2005 and 2009. While serving  on the L.A. City Council, he expanded his government service role as the President of the Independent Cities Association. As the L.A. City’s representative he served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the National Immigration Task Force.

In 2008 Zine proposed an anti-paparazzi “Personal Safety Law” for Los Angeles to ensure a safety zone for celebrities against photographers.

Zine was a Los Angeles police officer for over 28 years before his service on the L.A. City Council.

He is a former Sergeant and a current reserve officer. He worked Valley Traffic Detail. He was honored as officer of the year by the California Highway Patrol. He has been elected three times to the Board of Directors of the Police Protective League, representing the 9,100 rank and file officers.

Zine is a member of the Guardians and has served on the Executive Committee at the Jewish Home for the Aging. For over 10 years he has been an active member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and has served on the Board of Directors of Haven Hills Battered Women’s Shelter.

Zine is divorced and has two sons. His son, Eric Zine, is an airline pilot, race pilot, and flight instructor based at Van Nuys Airport. Chris Zine is a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department.

We are very pleased to have Dennis Zine accept our invitation to speak, for the first time, to Valley VOTE.

8:00pm                                                          Ben Tanimoto

Ben Tanimoto is a Civil Engineering Associate with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He  is originally from Hawaii. He moved to Los Angeles In 2009. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA in 2013 and his Master’s Degree in 2014. He began working at the LADWP in 2014, gaining experience in two different groundwater groups. Ben looks forward to sharing information and increasing awareness of LADWP’s groundwater efforts within the City of Los Angeles.

We thank Ben for taking the time to be with us today and look forward to his presentation.

 8:30pm   Adjourn  

                                                   Valley VOTE Mission Statement

Valley VOTE is a diverse coalition of San Fernando Valley residents, business people, educators, community activists, and organizations, committed to exploring and fostering the implementation of programs that empower the people of the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, to improve local governance, education and public participation on policy matters. We meet monthly to address key policy issues and hear reports from our standing committee chairs. For additional information about Valley VOTE, for an upcoming meeting agenda, or for previous meeting reports and press releases, we encourage you to go to our web site –    Mail your dues to Valley VOTE-14622 Ventura Blvd. # 424 ,Sherman Oaks, CA.  91403 – Thank you.

We are a 501c4 non profit with no paid staff. We appreciate the dues payments from our members to help meet our goals. The press and public are invited to attend our meetings. Our next meeting will be Monday evening April 17, at Galpin Ford

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